Hanken School of Economics

Intellectual Property Law, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12500
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The MSc in Intellectual Property Law (IPL) is a unique combination of legal and business studies. This programme gives students solid expertise in both areas and an exceptional understanding of today’s markets and the world of intellectual property. This programme is offered by Hanken School of Economics.

About

The specialisation is carried out in close cooperation with trade and industry, which ensures it remains at the forefront of developments in IP law. The Intellectual Property Law programme is delivered by Hanken School of Economics.

Our graduates are equipped with

  • comprehensive knowledge of the intellectual property laws in Europe and internationally
  • competence in and knowledge of intellectual property rights in a business environment
  • research and analytical skills
  • communication skills
  • independent critical thinking in intellectual property matters

Why IP Law?

As the protection of all types of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets) becomes more and more important, the need for experts with competence in both law and business is growing exponentially.

If you want an edge in the job market and you envision yourself as the intellectual property expert of tomorrow, this is the specialisation for you.

The studies offer an international environment of high academic standard, with a wide range of career opportunities. As the only Finnish university in the European Union Intellectual Property Office University Network, our major offers a unique opportunity to network with students from other elite European institutions, as well as supervisors from EUIPO, which administrates European trademarks and design registration.

IPR University Center

The programme is administered by the Department of Commercial Law and implemented in close cooperation with the IPR University Center, which is the leading academic intellectual property education and research centre in Finland.

Future career opportunities

70 % of students at Hanken have a job before graduation. In 2014, a percentage as large as 98 % of the graduating class had a job 3 months after graduation.

Programme Structure

Year 1
Compulsory courses
  • Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law
  • Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law II
  • International and Comparative Intellectual Property Law
  • Law and Economics of Intellectual Property Law
  • Intellectual Property Strategy for Business
Elective courses, from the list below or other
  • Nordic IP Moot Court Competition
  • Nordic IP Moot Court Competition II
  • Practical IP Law in Europe
  • Literature Course in Intellectual Property Law
Year 2
Compulsory courses
  • Research Methodologies in Intellectual Property Law
  • Research Seminar
  • Master's Thesis
  • Elective courses, from the list above or other

Detailed Programme Facts

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GMAT score:

Required score: 550

The GMAT is specifically designed for admission to business or management schools, and is meant to test how prepared you are for a business degree programme

  • Bachelor/Master's degree from a recongnised University or Polytechnic
  • Sufficient language skills
  • GMAT/GRE admission test score
  • Sufficient study background for the programme: At least 60 ECTS in economic sciences and/or relevant studies in mathematics and quantitative methods of which at least 30 ECTS must be within subjects relevant for the programme
  • Motivation letter
  • CV required

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12500 International
  • Free EU/EEA


Funding

We have a comprehensive scholarship system in place to support all fee paying students. Applying for a scholarship will not affect the application for studies in any way. The scholarships at Hanken are merit based.

Hanken Premium Scholarship

  • Covers the full tuition fee and 8000 euros/year living expenses

Hanken Honours Scholarship

  • Covers the full tuition fee

Hanken Support Scholarship

  • Covers 50% of the tuition fee

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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